About the Wine
Just over 2 miles from the acclaimed Château Cheval Blanc is Grand Mayne, a Grand Cru Classé Château within the Wine and Saint-Emilion Classification.
Château Grand Mayne is a property with a large original castle from the 16th century. Those responsible for the construction of this magnificent and important castle were its first owners, the Laveau family.
Thanks to the acquisition of the Château by the Nony family in 1934, the property was revolutionized, starting with the vineyard to the wine cellar. Currently, the property is managed by Jean-Antoine Nony, who has contributed greatly to the quality of the wine and has as its purpose the continuous improvement of the Château.
Grand Mayne has passed through the hands of renowned winemakers and currently, Rockstar Michelle Rolland is in charge. Michelle Rolland or also known as the “Spielberg of Wine” is a consultant in more than 13 countries around the world, including some of the most recognized Châteaux in France.
Château Grand Mayne has 42 acres of vineyards with 30-year-old vines, 78% with Merlot, 19% with Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon planted in clay and limestone soils.
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This is a BHW Direct Import/Ex-Chateau item.This is a futures item that is expected to deliver in 2023.
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Opaque purple-black in color, the 2020 Grand Mayne slowly unfurls in the glass to reveal gorgeous notions of ripe black plums, dark chocolate-covered cherries and blackberry pie, plus hints of licorice, cracked black pepper and unsmoked cigars with a touch of tree bark. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of rich black fruits, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and beautifully perfumed. ~93-95+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Grand Mayne is focused and delineated on a nose that offers plenty of finely chiseled scents of black cherry, bilberry, crushed rock and incense, opulent but beautifully controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe black fruit on the entry, and laced with graphite, touches of tobacco and minerals. From beginning to end, this 2020 displays wonderful tension, and there is a sense of refinement on the finish that I think has only manifested in vintages of Grand Mayne over the last 5–6 years. This delivers, or perhaps overdelivers considering the price. ~93-95 Neil Martin Vinous Media
Always a big wine; this is a site that encourages big tannins and once you embrace that quality, you willingly submit to the knitted-down cassis and bilberry fruits. Touches of bitter coffee as it opens, this is powerful but enjoyable and does a good job of pulling up at the last minute, offering crushed stone and juice. A yield of 41hl/ha, 50% new oak for ageing. Drinking Window 2028 - 2040 ~93 Decanter
Always a solid wine, the 2020 Château Grand Mayne should be outstanding, if not even better. Offering a medium to full-bodied, ripe, textured style as well as lots of plum and darker fruits, it has terrific purity, building tannins, and a great mid-palate. I was able to taste this from multiple bottles, all showing a good mix of richness and freshness, and if anything, I’m being conservative with the rating. ~91-93 Jeb Dunnuck